Free-lance curator and Professor in the MA Installation at HEAD – Genève (HES-SO), Ph.D. Alexandra Midal combines a curating and research activity in design and visual culture. She is the Curator of BIO28, the Design Biennale of Ljubljana 2024-2025.

Former Director of the Regional Founds of Contemporary Art of Haute-Normandie (FRAC), and former assistant of Dan Graham for public commissions, she has curated numerous shows in international museums: MAMC (Saint-Etienne); Musée d’art Moderne (Luxembourg), Wolfsonian Museum (Miami), Artist’s Space (New York); Cinémathèque française (Paris), etc. As the Director of the Design Project Room (2011-2014), Alexandra Midal has also curated a series of shows: Carlo Mollino; Marguerite Humeau;  El Ultimo Grito; Superstudio, etc.

She has published several books: Design by Accident: For a New History of Design; The Murder Factory; Antidesign; Design, l’Anthologie; Atelier van Lieshout, l’économie libidinale; Introduction à l’histoire du design, … and catalogues : Top Secret ; Eames & Hollywood; Matali Crasset, Politique-Fiction… as well as essays in international journals and museum catalogues (MoMA, MOCA, MNAM, Mudam, ARC, MAMCO, etc.).
Her next book (June 2017).

She is also the author of a series of films essays such as Mind’s Eye; Hocus Pocus: Twilight in My Mind, Politique-Fiction, Villa Frankenstein ; and Domestic Psycho. The films are touring in museums worldwide.

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